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Eugene Weston materials on Johns Hopkins University blazer

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118917]
Identifier: MS-0720
Eugene L. Weston is a retired medical surgeon living in Oro Valley, Arizona, who attended Johns Hopkins University as a student in the 1950s. It is likely that these materials resulted from Weston's personal project to create an official Hopkins blazer jacket. This collection primarily includes order forms and receipts from the sale of the jackets. Also included are Weston's ledger detailing buyer information, a letter from a clothing manufacturer with a Hopkins emblem design, as well as one of the original blazers.

Dates

  • 1950 - 1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1.33 Cubic Feet (1 custom box (24 x 16 x 6 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Eugene L. Weston is a retired medical surgeon living in Oro Valley, Arizona, who attended Johns Hopkins University as a student in the 1950s. During his time at Hopkins, Weston worked for or was involved with what was known as the "Bureau of Appointments". He also may have collaborated with the Hopkins' Sportshop, possibly a store on campus that sold sports paraphernalia. It is likely that these papers resulted from Weston's personal project to create an official Hopkins blazer jacket. At the time, the market for this was small, as only a few dozen jackets were sold.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily includes order forms and receipts from clothing manufacturers regarding the sale of the Hopkins blazer jackets, a project initiated by Eugene Weston. Also included are Weston's ledger detailing buyer information, a letter from a clothing manufacturer with a Hopkins emblem design, as well as one of the original twill wool blazers, owned by Weston. The collection ranges from 1950 to 1951.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Eugene L. Weston in the academic year of 2007-2008.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in September 2015 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA